With just weeks until the start of the Group 11 Rugby League 2016 season, the Cobar Senior Rugby League committee is calling on all interested players to make a commitment and sign up now to play.
Club secretary Jessica Claus said while they have had 20-30 players from week to week at league training, many of those are shift workers and the club will need more to be able field competitive Under 18s, Reserve and First Grade league teams this season.
“We’ve got good numbers registered for the Ladies LeagueTag team and it’s looking like being a very strong team this season,” she said.
“We need to get more league players on board and they need to register now.”
Jessica said with the season starting in only two months, the club is facing a real crisis.
“We have a strong committee and we are committed to the club,” she said.
“We just need the players to also commit.”
She said while they expect to lose possibly four core league players in the wake of the recent Endeavor redundancies, she believes there are still a number of potential players out there.
“We’ve got a lot of talent in this town.
“It doesn’t matter if players are unfit, we can get them fit,” she said.
Jessica said the committee has alerted the Group 11 Rugby League executive of their situation.
She said Group 11 is keen to help get the club back on track.
“There are a number of other teams in the group who are struggling, especially fielding under 18s teams.
“Ross McDermott and Paul Loxley are coming out for our crisis meeting and to help with registrations,” she said.
“They are supporting us and are keen to help us get the club back up and running to how it should be.
“We hope the community will also get behind us.
“The club is a big part of this town.
“We’ve lost netball and AFL, we can’t lose football as well,” she said.
The club is calling for all interested players, sponsors and supporters to go along to a meeting tomorrow night at the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club to help avert a crisis.
See advertisement Page 4 for meeting details.